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What would hipsters save if their house was on fire?

Picture this nightmare scenario: Your house is on fire. You gather your loved ones and escape to safety. But you've also got time to grab a few items to save as well. What do you take? Do you make a practical decision of important documents or passports? Or a sentimental one like a photograph taken in happier moments? While it may seem a simple question, our choices reveal a lot about our personalities from the materialistic objects we grab in the heat of the moment. <!-- -->
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</br>That was the concept behind the <a href='http://theburninghouse.com/' target='_blank'>popular "Burning House" project</a>, created by writer and photographer Foster Huntington back in 2010 -- Huntington asked a few friends what would they save and then posted their answers on his photography blog. Soon he was stunned to see strangers sending submissions for him to include and the "Burning House" concept took off. <!-- -->
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</br>Inspired by Huntington's project, South African <a href='http://www.wesselmatthews.com/' target='_blank'>illustrator Wessel Matthews</a> has now based a collection of illustrations on the subject of saving items from a burning abode. But his work has a twist -- all the characters facing the blazing predicament are hipsters. <!-- -->
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</br><i>By </i><strong><i>Lauren Said-Moorhouse</i></strong><i>, for CNN</i>

Picture this nightmare scenario: Your house is on fire. You gather your loved ones and escape to safety. But you've also got time to grab a few items to save as well. What do you take? Do you make a practical decision of important documents or passports? Or a sentimental one like a photograph taken in happier moments? While it may seem a simple question, our choices reveal a lot about our personalities from the materialistic objects we grab in the heat of the moment.

That was the concept behind the popular "Burning House" project, created by writer and photographer Foster Huntington back in 2010 -- Huntington asked a few friends what would they save and then posted their answers on his photography blog. Soon he was stunned to see strangers sending submissions for him to include and the "Burning House" concept took off.

Inspired by Huntington's project, South African illustrator Wessel Matthews has now based a collection of illustrations on the subject of saving items from a burning abode. But his work has a twist -- all the characters facing the blazing predicament are hipsters.

By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN